Edmonton Humane Society

13620 - 163 Street NW
Edmonton, AB T5V 0B2
CEO: Liza Sunley
Board Chair: Summer Bradko

Charitable Reg. #:11923 1066 RR0001


Ci's Star Rating is calculated based on the following independent metrics:

[Charity Rating: 4/5]



Audited financial statements for current and previous years available on the charity’s website.



Grade based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.



The demonstrated impact per dollar Ci calculates from available program information.


Charity's cash and investments (funding reserves) relative to how much it spends on programs in most recent year.



For a dollar donated, after overhead costs of fundraising and admin/management (excluding surplus) 75 cents are available for programs.

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About Edmonton Humane Society:

Founded in 1907, Edmonton Humane Society (EHS) protects sick, injured and homeless animals in Edmonton. EHS also educates children and pet owners about caring for animals. Its programs include Animal Care, Animal Health & Behaviour, and Humane Education.

Edmonton Humane Society’s Animal Care program includes animal adoptions, transfers, trap-neuter-returns, and more. In F2018, EHS performed 143 transfers, 91 trap-neuter-returns, and returned 310 animals to owners. EHS cared for a total of 6,092 animals in F2018.

Edmonton Humane Society performs spays, neuters, behaviour training and more through its Animal Health & Behaviour program. In F2018, EHS spayed or neutered 3,637 animals and modified 424 dogs’ behaviour.

Edmonton Humane Society’s Humane Education program hosts presentations, shelter tours, birthday parties, classes, conferences, and more. In F2018, EHS held 3,424 educational presentations and shelter tours, 2,362 birthday parties, 595 conferences, and 434 kid camps. In total, EHS reached 7,481 people in F2018.

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Results and Impact

In F2018, Edmonton Humane Society found new homes for 4,624 animals. EHS reported that its live release rate of animals rose to 93% in F2018. Through the Humane Education program, 1,032 dogs graduated from training classes in F2018.

While Ci highlights these key results, they may not be a complete representation of Edmonton Humane Society’s results and impact.

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Edmonton Humane Society is a ­­­­large charity, with total donations of $5.8m in F2018. Fundraising costs are 24% of donations and EHS reports no administrative costs on its audited financial statements. 2017 and 2016 administrative costs were taken from the charity's T3010 filing. The 2018 filing was not available at the time of this profile update, thus administrative costs are likely understated, and fundraising costs may be overstated. For every dollar donated, 75 cents go to the cause. This is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. Funding reserves of $10m can cover 1.7 years of annual program costs.

­This charity report is an update that has been sent to Edmonton Humane Society for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on May 31, 2019 by Lauren Chin.  

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 0.0%10.4%8.5%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 24.7%19.4%20.3%
Total overhead spending 24.7%29.8%28.8%
Program cost coverage (%) 166.4%222.3%178.1%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 5,7696,0355,959
Fees for service 2,4072,5512,987
Investment income (72)92167
Total revenues 8,1048,6789,113
Program costs 5,9944,4624,505
Grants 00184
Administrative costs 0894764
Fundraising costs 1,4271,1721,210
Other costs 0420
Total spending 7,4216,5336,683
Cash flow from operations 6822,1452,431
Capital spending 862187219
Funding reserves 9,9769,9198,352

Note: For F2017 and F2016, Ci used the charity's T3010 CRA filings to report administrative and fundraising costs, and backed amortization out of program, administrative, and fundraising costs pro-rata. To report on a cash basis, Ci reported amounts received related to deferred capital contributions instead of amounts amortized. This affected revenues by ($249k) in F2018, ($262k) in F2017, and ($219k) in F2016.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 94

Avg. Compensation: $40,033

Top 10 staff salary range:

$350k +
$300k - $350k
$250k - $300k
$200k - $250k
$160k - $200k
$120k - $160k
$80k - $120k
$40k - $80k
< $40k

Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2017

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Website: www.edmontonhumanesociety.com
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